FRQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WILL THERE BE ANOTHER BOOK FOR RULE AND SHAW?
No. I have no plans to continue their story in another book. I also have no plans to write a prequel story for Remy. I do, however, plan on giving his boyfriend, Lando, a book and a HEA in the Saints of Denver spin off.
DO I KNOW THE GUYS ON THE COVERS OF THE BOOKS?
No, but I wish I did! Rule, Jet, Rome, Nash and Bax are all stock images. Rowdy, Asa, and Race were all models I specifically picked because I liked the way they looked and thought they fit the part. FYI... I love my covers. Yes, I know my artistic vision doesn't always fit with what others might have in mind and that's fair. I wanted real guys, real men, to represent the real guys I try so hard to bring to life in-between the pages. I regret nothing when it comes to my covers.
WHERE DO I COME UP WITH THE NAMES FOR MY CHARACTERS?
I knew I wanted names that were strong enough to stand as titles of the books as well, so I just tossed ideas around until I landed with stuff that fit. I knew if the guys had odd names then the girls had to have interesting monikers as well. Plus, I like that the names are fun and memorable even if it does seem a little outrageous. Now it's almost a trademark of a Jay Crownover book. :)
WHERE DID I GET THE IDEAS FOR THE POINT SERIES?
I wanted to write a series about really bad men. Not bad boys or a caricature of what a bad boy in romance is. I wanted to do something dark and dangerous. Really, I wanted to do something more than the Marked Men. I get bored and want to try new things. The Point lets me do that and-man, oh man-is it a super fun series to write. If you haven't met the boys of the Point, you should run out and do that RIGHT FREAKING NOW.
WILL WE SEE CHARACTERS FROM THE MARKED MEN IN THE SAINTS OF DENVER SERIES?
I haven't ruled out a cameo or two. It is a brand new series., It just happens to be set in the same world as the Marked Men. The overlap will be minimal and really just a treat for my readers. The vibe of the SoD is going to be a little different than the Marked Men, and I pretty much love that about it!! I'm so excited to introduce you guys to all the new characters.
WHO IS MY FAVORITE OF THE GUYS?
Well, Better When He's Bad is always going to be my favorite book I have ever written..at least so far. And, I really do have a mile wide soft spot for Bax and all his badness. But Asa, oh, that southern charmer..he undid me. I loved him. I hated him. I hurt for him, and in turn, he hurt me. His story made me feel all the things and not just because it was the final chapter to the series that launched my career. He is by far my favorite. He forced me to be a better writer, and I won't ever forget him because of that.
WHO ARE SOME OF MY FAVORITE AUTHORS?
I have a lot because I read a lot. I love books. I love everything about them so I admire and adore anyone willing to put in the work to get a book into my hot little hands. In no particular order, here are a few I always 1-click: Kristen Ashley, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Tijan, KA Tucker, Penelope Douglas, Anne Stuart, Cora Carmack, Sophie Jordan, Pepper Winters, Karina Halle, Stephen King, James Patterson, Nora Roberts, JD Salinger, George Orwell...there are so many more but these are the ones I can think of off the top of my head. I just love words and the fact people write books for me to read makes me endlessly happy.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE ME TO WRITE A BOOK?
It takes me anywhere from 2-3 months to turn in a rough draft of my manuscript. It then takes about another month or 2 for rewrites and edits to get the book perfect and to the publisher's standards. Then it takes another 2 months for the book to go all the way through production. That includes cover design and getting the back blurb just right. All together, I usually look at around 4-6 months for an ARC to be ready for review.
HOW CAN I GET A REVIEW COPY?
I don't send out review copies. Any review copies are sent out by my publisher and publicist. I have no control over who receives ARCs. Please contact my publisher or my publicist for more information on review copies.
CAN YOU READ MY MANUSCRIPT, BOOK, SHORT STORY, ETC.?
Unfortunately, my work load does not allow me to beta read at this time. However, check out Query Tracker to help you find someone who can!
HOW DO I GET SIGNED BOOKS WITHOUT ATTENDING AN EVENT?
At the moment, I do not sell my books but I will sign yours. All you have to do is follow these instructions
~SEND your book or books
~a note telling me to whom you want them signed to
~ a self-addressed PRE-PAID POSTAGE envelope/box for your return.
(this is the most important step..If you do not do this, I can not mail your books back to you)
OR IF YOU are an INTERNATIONAL READER REQUESTING a bookmark or autograph... Please send a self-addressed PRE-PAID POSTAGE envelop. I will gladly drop your envelope back in the mail to you with some swag once I receive it.
MAIL ALL THE ABOVE TO:
C/o JAY CROWNOVER
1670 E. Cheyenne Mnt. Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
I would suggest you email Mel and tell her you are sending them so we are on the lookout and if you have any other questions, you can always contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please remember I do travel so you might check out my schedule before sending your books to me to avoid delays in returns and the address above is checked once a month unless I know to expect items.